To celebrate the announcement of the making of ‘Spectre’ now, we’ve picked out a few pieces of James Bond trivia to build up the excitement as days pass by. Read on!

Bond author Ian Flemming got the name James Bond from the author of a book, ‘Birds Of The West Indies’.

Ian Fleming wanted his cousin Christopher Lee to play Dr. No. Christopher Lee later starred as Scaramanga in 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun.

SPECTRE stands for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion.

Sean Connery wears a toupee in all the Bond movies that he starred in.

You Only Live Twice is the only official James Bond film in which James Bond does not drive a car.

Casino Royale is the third Bond movie in which James Bond resigns.

Daniel Craig is the first actor to play James Bond who is younger than the series itself.

The Casino Royale scene at the Body Worlds exhibit is the first time that actual corpses are shown on screen in a Bond movie.

Casino Royale‘s car barrel-roll stunt by the Aston Martin DBS broke the world record for the most barrel rolls assisted by a cannon, completing seven full rolls.

In the Casino Royale novel, Vesper commits suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills.

Casino Royale‘s Le Chiffre is the first major Bond villain to be killed by his own people.

The theme song for Quantum Of Solace is the first Bond theme to be sung as a duet. ‘Another Way To Die’ is sung by Jack White and Alicia Keys.

M’s house in Skyfall is the former home of Bond composer John Barry.

85 copies of Bond’s Tom Ford suit were made available to Daniel Craig for the opening sequence of Skyfall.

Skyfall‘s cast went through 200,000 rounds of ammunition while undergoing weapons training.